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  • newRahi: Lebanon Wants Back its Identity
    Maronite Patriarch Beshara el-Rahi again on Tuesday renewed calls for Lebanon’s neutrality towards regional conflicts, stressing that Lebanon has become isolated and is losing its original identity.
    - 2 hours ago, 14 Jul 20, 8:56am -
  • newMan Jumps Off Bourj Hammoud Bridge
    A man attempted to commit suicide on Tuesday by jumping from a bridge in Bourj Hammoud neighborhood in an apparent link to the country’s deepening economic downturn. The man jumped from the bridge but was lucky to survive, said the National N…
    - 3 hours ago, 14 Jul 20, 7:16am -
  • newReport: General Security Chief Says Kuwait Visit was ‘Positive’
    General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim described his recent visit to Kuwait as “positive,” noting that Kuwaiti officials expressed “readiness to help Lebanon,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.
    - 4 hours ago, 14 Jul 20, 6:33am -
  • newSmall Lebanon Businesses Struggle to Survive
    After Beirut went into lockdown in March, Walid Ataya returned to his bakery, pizzeria and wine room each morning, perching on a stool at the sidewalk bar to maintain an outpost of commerce and consider his next moves. Before the pandemic, Leba…
    - 5 hours ago, 14 Jul 20, 5:32am -
  • new85 New Coronavirus Cases in Lebanon
    Lebanon recorded 85 more COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Monday.
    - 19 hours ago, 13 Jul 20, 4:03pm -


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  • newViolators of quarantine rules to be fined: Hasan
    Those who violate quarantine rules will be fined, Health Minister Hamad Hasan announced Monday, as Lebanon had recorded consecutive record highs in daily COVID-19 cases.
    - 19 hours ago, 13 Jul 20, 3:52pm -
  • newBDL must step up probe into foreign bank transfers: judge
    A judge requested Monday that the Special Investigation Commission of Banque du Liban expand their investigation into bank transfers abroad that took place after Lebanese banks began enforcing informal capital controls in October of last year, a judi…
    - 19 hours ago, 13 Jul 20, 3:21pm -
  • newGunmen attack Lebanese Army positions, killing one soldier
    Unidentified gunmen attacked a number of army positions and a patrol in Baalbek in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley overnight, killing one soldier, the Army said in a statement Monday.
    - 22 hours ago, 13 Jul 20, 12:42pm -
  • newCoalition forms to fight for freedom of speech in Lebanon
    Fourteen Lebanese and international organizations announced Monday their formation of a coalition to defend freedom of expression in Lebanon, and urged Parliament to bring the country’s draft media law in line with Lebanon’s obligations under int…
    - 23 hours ago, 13 Jul 20, 11:34am -
  • Power supply to improve Tuesday: Ghajar
    Lebanon’s powercut misery will ease slightly within 24 hours, Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar said Monday.
    - 1 day ago, 13 Jul 20, 10:10am -
  • Aoun sends Ibrahim to Kuwait, Qatar on aid mission
    President Michel Aoun is sending the head of General Security to two Arab Gulf states in a bid to drum up financial support for Lebanon as it grapples with the worst economic crisis in decades, an official source said Sunday.
    - 2 days ago, 12 Jul 20, 7:51pm -
  • New COVID-19 cases hit record 166
    The number of new COVID-19 cases jumped alarmingly Sunday, with 166 new cases recorded, marking the fourth consecutive day in which daily case numbers were the highest on record and bringing the total number of cases to 2,334.
    - 2 days ago, 12 Jul 20, 3:45pm -
  • Rai renews call for Lebanon’s neutrality toward regional conflicts
    Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai Sunday reiterated his call for the international community to declare Lebanon’s neutrality toward regional and global conflicts, a sensitive and contentious issue that is likely to cause further political d…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Jul 20, 3:01pm -
  • US behind Lebanon if free of Iran control: Pompeo
    The United States will support Lebanon as long as it does not become an Iranian proxy state, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.
    - 6 days ago, 8 Jul 20, 6:17pm -
  • Cabinet set to act on ailing electricity sector next week
    Acting under mounting internal and external pressure to implement reforms, the Cabinet is set to take the first step next week toward overhauling the ailing electricity sector, a key demand of international donors, which is costing the cash-strapped…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Jul 20, 12:00am -

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